DOC Member Party 2024!

April 11, 2024

Following DOC’s AGM we will be hosting our annual DOC Member Party to celebrate all of your wonderful contributions to this amazing community of doc-makers!

We will be serving bite-sized snacks 🙂

Be sure to add the party event to your calendar so that you don’t forget!

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You are cordially invited to the 10th Annual DOC Institute Honours Celebration, taking place on December 5 at The Great Hall. Join us in honouring two outstanding members of the Canadian documentary community as we present the 2023 Rogers-DOC Luminary Award and DOC Vanguard Award.

This year’s Rogers-DOC Luminary Award recipient is Industry veteran Janice Dawe and the DOC Vanguard winner is acclaimed filmmaker Noura Kevorkian. Learn more on our website or download the press release.

This year’s event is special as we will also be celebrating 40 years of DOC and 10 years of DOC Honours! The evening will feature complimentary hors d’ouerves, a silent auction, a live DJ set, and perhaps even some impromptu karaoke.

The event is open to members and non-members. We invite you to bring a guest to celebrate with us. Please note that each attendee must register individually.

Calling all members to join DOC BC YT NT for our annual general meeting and celebrate DOC National’s 40th anniversary!

Please RSVP here if you will be joining us IN PERSON to attend our AGM and celebrate DOC National’s 40th Anniversary.

This is an opportunity to hear about the accomplishments in 2023, meet other documentary filmmakers, reconnect with your community, network, and celebrate our DOC BC YT NT members!

The event will start at 6:30pm PST and run until 11:00pm PST.

We hope to see you at our AGM! We look forward to celebrating you and our other members and sponsors!

Event is partially sponsored by Bell Media and Super Channel.

The Documentary Organization of Canada welcomes all to this no-charge event to help us celebrate our 40th Anniversary as an organization and the massive impact we have had in the documentary community for decades.

This “All Are Welcome” event will feature food, beverages, music, and plenty of networking time with a small interlude for a speaking panel made up of veteran producer and director, Connie Edwards (also former DOC National Board Chair) and emerging documentary writer and director Omar Mouallem, moderated by DOC Alberta Board Chair, Kelly Wolfert. The panel will reflect on how far DOC has come in 40 years, its impact in the community, and how, as the major voice for documentary across Canada, we are the organization best able to assist those starting out in the documentary industry.

After the panel, we will all be able to connect again and network. This event is perfect for experienced creators and DOC members to celebrate our successes over the past 40 years but it is an amazing opportunity for film/tv students, independent creators, emerging filmmakers, and scripted crew and technicians alike to meet and create lasting relationships.

DOC Members will receive 1 complimentary drink ticket with registration.

If you are interested in becoming a DOC Member head to DOC is currently offering a free two year membership to all new members that identify as BIPOC.

Spotlight Conversation & Mixer at Lunenburg Doc Fest!

Join Atlantic region documentary creators for a conversation exploring changes in the documentary ecosystem over the past four decades as we envision the future, followed by oysters and wine to celebrate DOC’s 40th anniversary. This event is sponsored by the Documentary Organization of Canada and is free and open to the public.

Oysters will follow!


The DOC Atlantic Oyster Party

September 16, 2023

To all DOC Atlantic Members, Past Members, and Friends of DOC

IT IS DOC’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY – Help us celebrate!

The refreshments and oysters are on us. Atlantic International Film Festival!

DOC is turning 40 this year!

To commemorate this important occasion and to highlight the release of “Getting Real 7”, we are pleased to partner with the Toronto International Film Festival for a celebration during the festival.

Overlooking King Street and the Toronto skyline at sunset, the 40th anniversary celebration will take place in the heart of the festival on the Rooftop of TIFF Bell Lightbox at 5pm on September 12th.

Join us for a 5@7 to commemorate DOC’s history and bright future, and our wonderful community!

DOC extends our heartfelt gratitude to the evening’s sponsors for their generous support:


30 Years of Hot Docs!

May 18, 2023

DOC celebrated Hot Docs’ 30th birthday at this year’s festival!

Below are stories, memories, and testimonials from the filmmakers that have been a big part of Hot Docs throughout the years.

Check them out!